Vaccine Event at College of the Desert Indio Campus Hosted By Assemblymember Garcia, The Desert Healthcare District, Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative, and Rite Aid
INDIO — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, in partnership with the Desert Healthcare District, Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative, Rite Aid, and College of the Desert Indio Campus, will host a vaccine distribution event on Thursday, May 27.
The event is free, open to everyone age 12 and older, and will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to be accessible to those who work or go to school during the day.
“Vaccination is our line of defense against COVID-19, and we must continue to motivate all eligible community members to get vaccinated as quickly as possible. Thursday, we are teaming up with the Desert Healthcare District, Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative, and Rite Aid to hold a vaccination event at the College of the Desert Indio Campus. It was important for us to hold this event later in the day to ensure accessibility to those working or going to school who have not had the opportunity to get vaccinated,” Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia said in a prepared statement. “I am grateful for the leading role the Desert Healthcare District and Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative have taken to keep our community, especially our most vulnerable populations, safe and healthy throughout this pandemic.”
In a joint statement, College of the Desert Trustees Bea Gonzalez and Rubén AríAztlán Pérez said, “As Trustees for College of the Desert, we are excited about partnering up with the Desert Healthcare District, Coachella Valley Equity Collaborative, Rite Aid, and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s office to help provide and distribute vaccines in our community. The safety and well-being of our students, staff, faculty, college community as well as our three neighboring school districts and our community is of upmost importance to the C.O.D. Board of Trustees. We want to ensure that our return to campus is safe for everyone and also to help our community members with access to receive their vaccine. This event will hopefully allow us to reach the ultimate goal that we have all been striving for, live, in-person instruction and participation. Thank you to all the partners and front line workers involved for making this event and many others possible. Thank you also to all essential workers and first responders for your efforts during the pandemic. We encourage our entire community, who are able to be vaccinated, to participate.”
Children under 18 will need a parent or guardian signature on consent form and have an adult present with them. No insurance is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are not required, but registration is offered in advance at by clicking here. Please bring an ID, a student ID is fine.
- Eduardo Garcia: Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia
- Vaccination center: Pixaby